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        06-12-2008, 10:37 PM
      #1
    Foal
    DB paniced me

    Because of the heat we haven't been working our old boys but walked them on leads a couple times on a trail through a local field. (Its been 99 - 100+ feels like 110) Anyway about 5 minutes into our walk Tuesday DB stopped. Suddenly he droppped to the ground and I freaked just as he started to roll. He rolled for about 2 minutes, got up, shook off then dropped down on the other side, rolled for about 2 minutes again then got up shook off. I of course thought bad things - colic, heat stoke, seizuer (spl). We imediately cut the walk short to get back to the barn because all I could think of was if he went down again and didn't get up we were a 1/4 mile from home. DB however just looked at my husband and I like "Chill - can't a horse on a 4' lead roll?" Still worried I have watched him closely since and he is perfectly fine. My husband said DB just wanted to mess with us and decided to scratch an itch but I was told horses only lay down & roll when they are safe in a familar enviroment. That fact that he was on a 4' lead seems even more strange to me. Has anybody experience this?
    God these animals can be worse than Kids!
         
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        06-13-2008, 12:00 AM
      #2
    Trained
    I totally agree about the "worse than kids" part! :roll:

    I don't own any leads that short. I guess he must have either had one heck of an itch or he is really comfortable with you guys! I haven't had the pleasure of a horse rolling on his lead.

    Glad he's doing good.
         
        06-13-2008, 07:58 AM
      #3
    Trained
    Our mares do that all the time in this (near 100) heat..and flies seem worse than normal this year, too. They'll even do it on a lead walking next to the road.
         
        06-13-2008, 08:18 AM
      #4
    Showing
    Vida has done that to me too. It does sorta freak you out I'll be just be walking along with her on the lead and woompff down she goes for a roll. Especially if she is hot and sweaty. I guess its a good thing, the horse trusts you enough to be in that vulnerable position with you holding the lead rope :) Just gotta watch out for those flopping legs.
         
        06-13-2008, 10:46 AM
      #5
    Foal
    I was talking with a local trainer last night and she said we should have had more control over DB and not allowed what she called undesirable behavior. Personally now that I know nothing was wrong I think its pretty neat that DB feels that trusting. :) He was really abused by his first owner and never really comfortable with his second owners.
         

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